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Patch Law

Station Road Workshops
Station Road
Kingswood
Bristol
BS15 4PJ

Patch Law is a law firm authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

Initial Advice

Discounted Fixed Cost Initial Advice

For many employees instructing a solicitor is unfamiliar territory.  You will understandably be reluctant to spend hundreds of pounds before you know whether you have a case worth pursuing.  But you have a problem at work, or have been dismissed, and need some clear and concise advice from an expert, and you need it quickly, so you know where you stand and what to do next.

If you have a problem at work and are unsure about how to proceed or what your rights are then we can provide you with clear and concise advice and a platform for your next steps.

Our aim is to make affordable, high quality legal advice accessible to you quickly. You will get clear, jargon-free, honest and practical advice, so that you have a better understanding of your situation and your options at an early stage. 


Gillian was excellent from start to finish and extremely personable to deal with, but also clearly very experienced which gave me confidence throughout the process that she was always acting with my best intentions and position at heart.
Operations Manager
Bristol

Our menu of 3 discounted fixed cost options gives you the flexibility and freedom to choose initial advice that best suits your needs, budget and time scale. 

1) Initial Brief Case Overview

Sometimes you need an expert opinion as to whether you have a case worth investigating, or need advice as to what your employment rights are in a tricky situation at work. Our Initial Brief Case Overview offers you a telephone session of up to 25 minutes to discuss your situation and provide you with advice on your next steps.

In the majority of cases we can offer a same-day or next-day service, including early evening or weekend if required.

After the call we will promptly send you an email summarising our advice.

There is insufficient time in this option for us to look at any documents as part of the Initial Brief Case Overview.

2) Initial Telephone Consultation

• A session of up to 50 minutes on the telephone to discuss your problem and give you advice and guidance on your options

• We can look at your contract of employment and up to 5 pages of any key, relevant documents or correspondence you wish to send us by email in advance.

• A brief (no more than one page) bullet point summary – including key dates – indicating the current position and the outcome you would like to achieve is useful. This can often be helpful both for you in considering the important and relevant parts of the history, and for us getting an even quicker grasp of the most important facts. If you are able to prepare this you may get more out of the time available for the Consultation, but it is by no means essential; our solicitors are experienced in asking the most relevant questions to gain the information they need to advise you.

• In the majority of cases we can offer same-day or next-day service including evening or weekend if required.

• After the consultation we will promptly send you an email summarising our advice.

3) Initial Client Meeting (face-to-face meeting, or by telephone if you prefer)

• A face-to-face meeting of up to 1¼ hours, at our meeting rooms near Kingswood, to discuss your problem and give you advice and guidance on your options. Alternatively, this can take place by telephone if you prefer.

• We can look at your contract of employment and up to 10 pages of any key, relevant documents or correspondence you wish to send us by email in advance, or bring them to the meeting.

• A one page bullet point chronology can often be helpful both for you in considering the important and relevant parts of the history, and for us getting an even quicker grasp of the most important facts. If you are able to prepare this you may get more out of the time available for the Consultation, but it is by no means essential; our solicitors are experienced in asking the most relevant questions to gain the information they need to advise you.

• We can usually offer meeting appointments within 2 working days, sometimes sooner, particularly if you choose telephone.

• After the meeting we will promptly send you an email summarising our advice.

Initial Brief Case Overview  ▼

Sometimes you need an expert opinion as to whether you have a case worth investigating, or need advice as to what your employment rights are in a tricky situation at work. Our Initial Brief Case Overview offers you a telephone session of up to 25 minutes to discuss your situation and provide you with advice on your next steps.


In the majority of cases we can offer a same-day or next-day service, including early evening or weekend if required. After the call we will promptly send you an email summarising our advice.


There is insufficient time in this option for us to look at any documents as part of the Initial Brief Case Overview.

Initial Telephone Consultation  ▼

• A session of up to 50 minutes on the telephone to discuss your problem and give you advice and guidance on your options


• 
We can look at your contract of employment and up to 5 pages of any key, relevant documents or correspondence you wish to send us by email in advance.


• 
A brief (no more than one page) bullet point summary – including key dates – indicating the current position and the outcome you would like to achieve is useful. This can often be helpful both for you in considering the important and relevant parts of the history, and for us getting an even quicker grasp of the most important facts. If you are able to prepare this you may get more out of the time available for the Consultation, but it is by no means essential; our solicitors are experienced in asking the most relevant questions to gain the information they need to advise you.


• 
In the majority of cases we can offer same-day or next-day service including evening or weekend if required.


• 
After the consultation we will promptly send you an email summarising our advice.

Initial Client Meeting (face-to-face meeting, or by telephone if you prefer)   ▼

• A face-to-face meeting of up to 1¼ hours, at our meeting rooms near Kingswood, to discuss your problem and give you advice and guidance on your options. Alternatively, this can take place by telephone if you prefer.


• 
We can look at your contract of employment and up to 10 pages of any key, relevant documents or correspondence you wish to send us by email in advance, or bring them to the meeting.


• 
A one page bullet point chronology can often be helpful both for you in considering the important and relevant parts of the history, and for us getting an even quicker grasp of the most important facts. If you are able to prepare this you may get more out of the time available for the Consultation, but it is by no means essential; our solicitors are experienced in asking the most relevant questions to gain the information they need to advise you.


• 
We can usually offer meeting appointments within 2 working days, sometimes sooner, particularly if you choose telephone.


• 
After the meeting we will promptly send you an email summarising our advice.

We encourage you to telephone or email us if you are unsure which option to go for.  This enquiry is of course free of charge.  However, we do not give legal advice at this stage.  Our regulators and insurers require that you become our client before we provide you with legal advice.

If your matter is unsuitable for one of the above Initial Advice options, e.g. if you have extensive documentation you wish us to review, or you require a longer telephone consultation or meeting, please let us know your requirements and we will offer suitable arrangements.


The service I got was impeccable. Gillian gave very clear, concise and accurate advice at all times.
Bid Manager
Chepstow

How to proceed with Initial Advice

In order to streamline our admin processes, and get you access to the advice you need quickly, we need you to:

  1. Read and accept the Terms of Business specific to our Discounted Fixed Cost Initial Advice services.
  2. Provide us with your name, address and contact details, and name of your employer and any individuals or other businesses who may be connected with your issue (so that we can check we do not have a conflict of interest).
  3. Tell us which of our 3 options for Initial Advice you have selected.
  4. Tell us when you will be available for us to advise you.

You can do all of this by completing the easy to use contact form below. If your matter is unsuitable for one of the above Initial Advice options, e.g. if you have extensive documentation you wish us to review, or you would like a longer telephone consultation or meeting, please let us know and we can offer you arrangements suitable to your requirements.

When your form is submitted you will receive an automatic email from Patch Law confirming receipt.

Get in touch

If you need help with an employment law issue then please don't hesitate to contact us. An initial enquiry is free and without obligation.

Call us on 0117 290 0905 or complete a Free Online Enquiry and we will soon be in touch with you.

Why choose us?

  • Expert and Practical Advice
    You Can Trust
  • Prompt and Friendly Service
  • Consistently Positive
    Client Feedback

Some of our Google reviews

review rating 5  Fantastic service from Gillian who advised and acted very quickly with a short timescale to deliver. Friendly approachable firm and I felt they had my best interests at heart. Would highly recommend.

thumb Ryan Barnett
7/16/2019

review rating 5  I would highly recommend Gillian to anyone in need of employment advice. She offers a highly professional as well as caring service, listening sensitively to understand a person's individual circumstances and offering experienced and well-considered advice. She manages the process through very attentively which leaves you feeling that you are in very good hands. Her fees are very competitive and represent very good value for money.

thumb Helen England
10/23/2019

review rating 5  Very easy to deal with, efficient in returning calls and emails. Were very professional and helped me to understand the implications of the settlement agreement I was signing in plain English.

thumb Pete Wonnacott
11/14/2019

Initial
Advice

Discounted Fixed Cost Initial Advice

For many employees instructing a solicitor is unfamiliar territory.  You will understandably be reluctant to spend hundreds of pounds before you know whether you have a case worth pursuing.  But you have a problem at work, or have been dismissed, and need some clear and concise advice from an expert, and you need it quickly, so you know where you stand and what to do next.

If you have a problem at work and are unsure about how to proceed or what your rights are then we can provide you with clear and concise advice and a platform for your next steps.

Our aim is to make affordable, high quality legal advice accessible to you quickly. You will get clear, jargon-free, honest and practical advice, so that you have a better understanding of your situation and your options at an early stage. 


Gillian was excellent from start to finish and extremely personable to deal with, but also clearly very experienced which gave me confidence throughout the process that she was always acting with my best intentions and position at heart.
Operations Manager
Bristol

Our menu of 3 discounted fixed cost options gives you the flexibility and freedom to choose initial advice that best suits your needs, budget and time scale. 

Initial Brief Case Overview  ▼

Sometimes you need an expert opinion as to whether you have a case worth investigating, or need advice as to what your employment rights are in a tricky situation at work. Our Initial Brief Case Overview offers you a telephone session of up to 25 minutes to discuss your situation and provide you with advice on your next steps.


In the majority of cases we can offer a same-day or next-day service, including early evening or weekend if required.


After the call we will promptly send you an email summarising our advice.


There is insufficient time in this option for us to look at any documents as part of the Initial Brief Case Overview.

Initial Telephone Consultation  ▼

• A session of up to 50 minutes on the telephone to discuss your problem and give you advice and guidance on your options


• 
We can look at your contract of employment and up to 5 pages of any key, relevant documents or correspondence you wish to send us by email in advance.


• 
A brief (no more than one page) bullet point summary – including key dates – indicating the current position and the outcome you would like to achieve is useful. This can often be helpful both for you in considering the important and relevant parts of the history, and for us getting an even quicker grasp of the most important facts. If you are able to prepare this you may get more out of the time available for the Consultation, but it is by no means essential; our solicitors are experienced in asking the most relevant questions to gain the information they need to advise you.


• 
In the majority of cases we can offer same-day or next-day service including evening or weekend if required.


• 
After the consultation we will promptly send you an email summarising our advice.

Initial Client Meeting (face-to-face meeting, or by telephone if you prefer)   ▼

• A face-to-face meeting of up to 1¼ hours, at our meeting rooms near Kingswood, to discuss your problem and give you advice and guidance on your options. Alternatively, this can take place by telephone if you prefer.


• 
We can look at your contract of employment and up to 10 pages of any key, relevant documents or correspondence you wish to send us by email in advance, or bring them to the meeting.


• 
A one page bullet point chronology can often be helpful both for you in considering the important and relevant parts of the history, and for us getting an even quicker grasp of the most important facts. If you are able to prepare this you may get more out of the time available for the Consultation, but it is by no means essential; our solicitors are experienced in asking the most relevant questions to gain the information they need to advise you.


• 
We can usually offer meeting appointments within 2 working days, sometimes sooner, particularly if you choose telephone.


• 
After the meeting we will promptly send you an email summarising our advice.

1) Initial Brief Case Overview

Sometimes you need an expert opinion as to whether you have a case worth investigating, or need advice as to what your employment rights are in a tricky situation at work. Our Initial Brief Case Overview offers you a telephone session of up to 25 minutes to discuss your situation and provide you with advice on your next steps.

In the majority of cases we can offer a same-day or next-day service, including early evening or weekend if required.

After the call we will promptly send you an email summarising our advice.

There is insufficient time in this option for us to look at any documents as part of the Initial Brief Case Overview.

2) Initial Telephone Consultation

• A session of up to 50 minutes on the telephone to discuss your problem and give you advice and guidance on your options

• We can look at your contract of employment and up to 5 pages of any key, relevant documents or correspondence you wish to send us by email in advance.

• A brief (no more than one page) bullet point summary – including key dates – indicating the current position and the outcome you would like to achieve is useful. This can often be helpful both for you in considering the important and relevant parts of the history, and for us getting an even quicker grasp of the most important facts. If you are able to prepare this you may get more out of the time available for the Consultation, but it is by no means essential; our solicitors are experienced in asking the most relevant questions to gain the information they need to advise you.

• In the majority of cases we can offer same-day or next-day service including evening or weekend if required.

• After the consultation we will promptly send you an email summarising our advice.

3) Initial Client Meeting (face-to-face meeting, or by telephone if you prefer)

• A face-to-face meeting of up to 1¼ hours, at our meeting rooms near Kingswood, to discuss your problem and give you advice and guidance on your options. Alternatively, this can take place by telephone if you prefer.

• We can look at your contract of employment and up to 10 pages of any key, relevant documents or correspondence you wish to send us by email in advance, or bring them to the meeting.

• A one page bullet point chronology can often be helpful both for you in considering the important and relevant parts of the history, and for us getting an even quicker grasp of the most important facts. If you are able to prepare this you may get more out of the time available for the Consultation, but it is by no means essential; our solicitors are experienced in asking the most relevant questions to gain the information they need to advise you.

• We can usually offer meeting appointments within 2 working days, sometimes sooner, particularly if you choose telephone.

• After the meeting we will promptly send you an email summarising our advice.

We encourage you to telephone or email us if you are unsure which option to go for.  This enquiry is of course free of charge.  However, we do not give legal advice at this stage.  Our regulators and insurers require that you become our client before we provide you with legal advice.

If your matter is unsuitable for one of the above Initial Advice options, e.g. if you have extensive documentation you wish us to review, or you require a longer telephone consultation or meeting, please let us know your requirements and we will offer suitable arrangements.


The service I got was impeccable. Gillian gave very clear, concise and accurate advice at all times.
Bid Manager
Chepstow

How to proceed with Initial Advice

In order to streamline our admin processes, and get you access to the advice you need quickly, we need you to:

  1. Read and accept the Terms of Business specific to our Discounted Fixed Cost Initial Advice services.
  2. Provide us with your name, address and contact details, and name of your employer and any individuals or other businesses who may be connected with your issue (so that we can check we do not have a conflict of interest).
  3. Tell us which of our 3 options for Initial Advice you have selected.
  4. Tell us when you will be available for us to advise you.

You can do all of this by completing the easy to use contact form below. If your matter is unsuitable for one of the above Initial Advice options, e.g. if you have extensive documentation you wish us to review, or you would like a longer telephone consultation or meeting, please let us know and we can offer you arrangements suitable to your requirements.

When your form is submitted you will receive an automatic email from Patch Law confirming receipt.